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HE MUST be a romantic at heart. And maybe a comedian, too. In a no-holds-barred speech before 10,000 supporters on Sunday night in Taguig City, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte opened up about his personal life, speaking not only of having two wives but of two girlfriends, as well. When he was younger, the […]
THE PHILIPPINES cannot afford a failure of the Paris climate conference, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. “If nations will not agree and commit to a climate deal that will limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we will experience more of ‘Ondoy,’ ‘Pepeng,’ ‘Yolanda,’ [monsoon]-induced rains, and stronger episodes of El Niño,” Legarda, chair of […]
“THERE is a whale of a difference between being righteous and thinking and acting like God.” This was the reaction of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz to boasts by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, at the formal launch of his presidential campaign Monday, of his being a womanizer and of his no-nonsense campaign against criminals and […]
ASIDE from stamping out corruption and criminality in the country, presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to push for a federal system of government that he said would bring “true peace” in Mindanao.
FOR SEN. MIRIAM Defensor-Santiago, online polls trump traditional surveys in measuring voters’ preference for a particular presidential candidate. In a statement issued on Sunday, Santiago said she was relying on social media instead of “traditional media,” citing a “survey” on a Facebook page where she ranked No. 1 among presidential candidates. “Social media is the […]
ANOTHER DAY, another complaint against the Iglesia ni Cristo. This time, on top of the serious allegations of illegal detention and grave coercion filed by former ministers against the INC hierarchy, a complaint for tax fraud has been filed with the United States’ Internal Revenue Service by another minister—a move that has the potential to […]
YOU MAY have seen that post in social media that says: “The world’s largest transport service company owns no vehicles; the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate…” The “transport company” referred to is Uber, and the “accommodation provider” is Airbnb. Both are also, to Filipinos, the most familiar forms of the so-called “sharing […]
PARIS—The question, raised again and again on French TV hours before the climate change talks in this city commence, can be understood even by those of us who cannot read or speak French. Is success possible, for the ambitious 21st Conference of Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change? The ambition, in procedural […]
IN 2009 when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (international name: “Ketsana”) struck Luzon and flooded much of Metro Manila, our home in Antipolo was inundated with water, reaching up to seven feet inside. We were lucky to reach our next-door neighbor’s house and to take shelter for a few days in their second floor and roof deck. […]
THANKS TO the Philippines’ hosting of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, governments in the region have finally recognized the plight of MSMEs (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) and are moving to bring them into the economic mainstream.
LISTED liquor company Emperador Inc. owned by tycoon Andrew L. Tan has acquired Fundador Pedro Domecq, Spain’s largest and oldest brandy, in an “all-cash” deal worth 275 million euros, or P13.8 billion, the Inquirer learned Monday. The purchase solidifies Emperador’s position as the world’s largest brandy company and makes the Tan-led firm one of the […]
THE EXCISE tax take from so-called “sin” products exceeded the P100-billion mark in end-October, with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) expecting collections to reach a record high by yearend. The latest BIR data released by the Department of Finance (DOF) showed that excise tax collections from tobacco and alcohol products during the first 10 […]
COMMISSIONER Alberto D. Lina said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was working on a mechanism that would facilitate less procedures as well as fast-tracked processes for customs brokers that would waive bank secrecy and give the government access to their records. Lina told reporters last week that the BOC was already drafting an order that […]
THE PHILIPPINES and the European Free Trade Association (Efta) have substantially moved forward negotiations on a free trade agreement following the fourth round of talks last week. “The meetings were held in a positive and efficient atmosphere and substantial progress was achieved in all areas,” the Efta said. According to Efta, the working groups convened […]
Gary James Go came home after graduating from college in 1990 to work as general manager of his father’s construction and manufacturing businesses.
PETRON’S championship experience decisively came to the fore last night. Battling a determined Foton side that kept coming back, Petron’s Blaze Spikers found the grace and composure to prevail, 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, and square the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix women’s volleyball championship series at 1-1 at Cuneta Astrodome. The Blaze Spikers leaned on a […]
KNOWN for their late comebacks, the University of Santo Tomas Tigers hope to complete the most important fightback of the season by rising from a 0-1 deficit in the UAAP men’s basketball finals. Although league history still favors Game 1 winners, the Tigers can turn to an interesting statistic that boosts their badge as the […]
Rain or Shine clobbered Barangay Ginebra, 94-86, Sunday night to again regain a piece of the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. “It’s a good place to be,” coach Yeng Guiao said, after the Elasto Painters caught idle Alaska and defending champion San Miguel Beer at the top at […]
There may be shades of last season’s heartbreak, but the Far Eastern University Tamaraws don’t see that haunting them. “It’s the same scenario, but we’re looking at a different outcome this Wednesday,” said FEU coach Nash Racela. “We’re all positive. We’re confident that we’ll get it next time.” The Tamaraws showcased impressive depth and talent in […]
Down 0-1 in a best-of-three series and nine points at halftime of Game 2, University of Santo Tomas needed something extraordinary to extend its season to a knockout match for the crown.
PNEUMONIA kills, and the morbidity stats are getting worse. Despite medical breakthroughs and accessible information, pneumonia remains one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines. Almost 75 percent of pneumonia incidents worldwide occur in just 15 countries, the Philippines among them. It is the second cause of illness in the country and the […]
ABOUT 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates, regarded as the father of modern medicine, gave the following advice: “Let food be thy medicine” in the treatment of many illnesses. But not just any kind of food, of course! There is food that is beneficial to our health and that which is not. Yet food is not given […]
IF COKE were to tinker with its DNA, which would cause a bigger uproar among consumers—changing its taste or its bottle?
IN THE PHILIPPINES on a promotional tour, she is the New York-based Filipino-American author of “In The Country: Stories” from Alfred A. Knopf:
THE FELIPE Padilla de Leon Foundation Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrate the music of three generations of Felipe de Leon family through the one-night concert Tatlong Ipe: Isang Konsiyerto, featuring the music of National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chair Felipe […]
GERALD Anderson has set up a foundation that will help children with cancer and mental disability, promote the preservation of the environment, as well as participate in search-and-rescue operations in calamity-struck areas.
SHOW BIZ year 2015 has been an eventful year, with such highlights as the “AlDub Nation” phenomenon, scandals and shockers, stars changing partners and studios—etc. But, its most remarkable, memorable and season-defining highlight is its having come up with a particularly impressive number of hit films, led by “Jurassic World,” which has grossed $650 million […]
I IMMENSELY enjoyed food and wine-tasting at my good friend Marvin Agustin’s newest restaurant, which is a French-American bistro called Roux by Chef J. Margate, in Greenbelt 3. Marvs is mighty proud of chef Joseph, a Filipino who made it big in New York. He used to be the chef of the fifth best restaurant […]
IN THE intricate embroidery of a terno, Shamaine Buencamino finds an unlikely source of solace, strength and serenity. Organizers of the 9th Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (Apsa), held in Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 26, had asked Buencamino to don a national dress for the glitzy ceremony. First name that cropped up in Buencamino’s mind to design […]
Josh Hutcherson revealed to us that he has not one, but three film projects with James Franco. Now that he’s done playing Peeta in “The Hunger Games” series, Josh said he is ready for interesting, original stories and filmmakers, especially James. Aside from starring in the actor-director’s two films, “In Dubious Battle” and “The Long Home,” the 23-year-old bared that he and James are planning a third collaboration, set in 1970s New York, which they plan to shoot next year.